Wednesday, May 16, 2007

We drove into Darby this afternoon and this is what the thermometer at the local grocery store said. I can't believe the beautiful weather we have been having in this valley. My plants are growing like they are back in the warm spring weather in Washington. Of course all of the locals are saying that it's much to early for this kind of weather and we will be paying for it this summer when the forest fires start because everything is already so dry.
We drove up highway 93 into Sula to buy a truck load of topsoil. I must say, never in my life have I had to pay for DIRT!!!! But because we live in this valley it is all river bed so it's pretty much just rock around here. And we have planned to install a raise garden bed to grow JW's favorite peas, and a few tomato plants as well. And we feel this is the easiest way.

On the way to Sula, the road follows the East Fork of the BitterRoot River and the canyon has steep high walls in many places. We were thrilled to look up at just the right time and see this group of Mountain Goats. If you click on the picture you may be able to see two adults and two babies. They seemed to be enjoying the warm sun since it didn't look like there was anything to eat on top of this giant outcropping!


gincoleaves said...

Hostagirl, now you've got me giggling "Paying for dirt!" that's a good one, LOL!

That picture of the goats could have been taken in the Swiss Alps, I'm peeling my eyes to see Heidi and Peter! :-) It's lovely!

keewee said...

"paydirt, gold" giggle, Gosh paying for dirt is expensive, but being in Montana I have seen how rocky some parts are. You will grow wonderful veges in your new garden. I will not try tomatoes this year as the season is way too late and way too cool.

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